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Jamelle Bouie

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Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute and a Writing Fellow for The American Prospect magazine in Washington D.C. His speciality is US politics—with a focus on parties, elections and campaign finance—and his work has appeared at The Washington Independent, CNN.com, and Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog at the Atlantic, in addition to regular blogging and analysis at The Prospect. He is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, and lives in Washington D.C, though his heart remains in Charlottesville, VA.


News and Features

Depending on whom you ask, Clinton is a triangulating pro-corporate Democrat or a heroic shatterer of glass ceilings—or both.


Two respected scholars sound the alarm and receive a dismissive response.
Race is still a thorny thing for many young people.
Honestly, it was only a matter of time. 
The push against healthcare reform is just another chapter in the Right's ongoing attempt to deny legitimacy to liberals.
The shooting of Trayvon Martin reminds us that the post-racial future was never really a possibility. 
The definition of “white” will grow and expand as the country diversifies.
In conservative political rhetoric, black people are either one or the other.